This is part of a series of illustrations I did for a Gemstone-related web site. None of them have backgrounds because I was purposely aiming for the sort of thing you'd find in color plates of fashions or costumes. Eh, not sure I'm happy about the Mardi Gras colors, but her pose came out fairly well, I think. Other opinions on that are very welcome, though. :) Done with Wacom tablet, using Painter Classic and Paint Shop Pro.